Startup Martinsville-Henry County, Virginia, to award $50,000+ in startup grant

MARTINSVILLE, Va.  – The Chamber’s Partnership for Economic Growth (C-PEG) will once again award up to $50,000+ in grant funds, rent and utility subsidies and discounted Chamber membership dues to participants of “Startup Martinsville-Henry County, Virginia,” an intensive eight week entrepreneurial boot-camp program in Martinsville-Henry County.

Award funds of $50,000+ come from C-PEG, area localities, the West Piedmont Workforce Development Board, the Campbell Family Foundation and George W. Lester II.

In 2017, C-PEG administered Startup Martinsville-Henry County, Virginia in both the City of Martinsville and Henry County and made awards totaling $61,430 to seven startup businesses. Over forty area entrepreneurs completed the Startup Martinsville classes and better positioned themselves to open or expand their business.

With additional funding and community support, C-PEG has been able to expand the Startup footprint to include the entire Martinsville-Henry County footprint.

The deadline for applicants to apply to participate in Startup Martinsville-Henry County is January 23, 2018, at 5pm. The entrepreneurial boot camp, which will be facilitated by our valuable Startup Martinsville-Henry County partner Patrick Henry Community College, will start on Thursday, February 8, 2018 and will run each Thursday until April 5, 2018. These classes are mandatory.

Below are links to the application, important dates to remember and grant award guidelines as well as the press release for the prior year Startup Martinsville program.

Please contact the Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce with any questions at 276.632.6401 or



 Thanks to our small business sponsor AMNB.


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